Specials and Market Commentary
Truss Lumber - All sizes and species of web stock and cord material.
Dimension Lumber - 2x4 through 2x12, all grades and species. SPF and HF #2 & Btr stocked in reload warehouses in NM, CO and TX.
Common Boards - C&Btr through #5 Common in Spruce and Ponderosa Pine. S4S or S1S2E
Pallet / Crate Material - Economy and Utility grades, 2x4 through 2x12. Mill Run Rough Cants, Timbers and Boards. Cut Stock. HT stamping available upon request.
Industrial Lumber - Shop grade, Moulding grade and furniture grades in 4/4 through 8/4.
Other Items - Furring strips, pattern stock, etc. Call us. We can find it!
Lumber Specials 5/15/18
TL 2x4 14' 1650 MSR SPF KD PW $765 Albuquerque Week 5/28
TL 2x4 6'-7' #2 Btr HF Webs KD PW $535 Albuquerque On Hand
TL 2x6 4' Mill Run Rough WW Grn. $295 Montrose, CO Week 5/28
Lumber Market Commentary
We are now in the midst of a “Star Trek” rally in lumber prices. This market has “gone where no market has gone before.” In the past, price rallies that have been spurred strictly by supply issues have had a tendency to be fairly short-lived, while rallies that have been caused by strong demand have tended to last a bit longer. This time, we have the combination of BOTH supply problems AND strong demand, which is why the rally continues to charge ahead. The combination of last year’s US and Canadian forest fires, the cut-back in harvestable timber in BC, the duty on Canadian lumber, trucker shortages, rail shipping problems and labor disputes, have created a “Perfect Storm,” if you will, that have driven prices far beyond what we ever thought possible. We are now having to quote high grades of 2x4 such as #1&Btr, Select Structural and MSR at prices that are in the 800’s, delivered in the southwest. And so far, the mills have been unable to ramp up production to meet the current demand. Will this change? Probably, but it is hard to predict when. Barron’s ran an article last week that predicts that prices will start to ease by the middle of the Summer, but that may or may not come true. In the meantime, we will continue to try to find deals and substitute items that might work for you, but IF YOU DON’T CALL US, WE CAN’T HELP!
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